Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has paid tributes to the legendary SP Balasubrahmanyam, calling the late singer a modest guy in spite of towering achievements.
Balasubrahmanyam, 74, died on Friday following an above two-month-lengthy battle with coronavirus.
Creating on his weblog on Saturday, Bachchan mentioned SPB, as he was fondly identified as, had a “God gifted voice”.
“In the middle of the get the job done routine, the thoughts will work at a tangent that brings emotion for the departed – SP Balasubrahmanyam the God gifted voice gone silent. And day on day the quite particular have left us for the heavens and as they would typically say ‘to a greater area.’
“The pandemic claims nonetheless a different gem, the voice of good divinity and soul,” the actor wrote.
A 6-time Nationwide Award winner, Balasubrahmanyam, who had sung above forty,000 songs, was also honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.
Bachchan, 77, posted a photograph of the duo from an previous occasion and mentioned he was lucky to meet the singer.
“Prolonged many years in the past at a perform I had had the honour of meeting him. A straightforward, modest human, in spite of the immense celebrity he was bestowed with.”
Balasubrahmanyam was laid to rest at his farmhouse on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police.
Bachchan joined the rest of the Indian movie and music sector members, such as Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, AR Rahman, Kamal Haasan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ramya Krishnan, and Anil Kapoor in paying out wealthy tributes to Balasubrahmanyam.